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This Mother’s Day, Make Sure That No Suffering Mother is Turned Away

Women in Madagascar Urgently Need Your Help.

In Madagascar, too many women are robbed of the joys of motherhood. Without access to adequate maternal healthcare, they are at a high risk of developing obstetric fistula—uncontrollably leaking urine and sometimes feces. Their babies rarely survive. What’s more, Madagascar has a high teenage pregnancy rate, and many of our patients are very young. Older patients have often suffered for decades.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Our hospital partner, SALFA, is providing high-quality fistula surgery to women in need. Word is spreading throughout the island—thanks to healed patients who have become fistula advocates in their communities.

As a result, demand for surgery has exploded. We need to find more resources so that Malagasy women can receive the treatment they desperately need. This Mother’s Day, will you join us to support this lifeline for young mothers in Madagascar? A generous donor family will MATCH your gift up to $200,000— but only before Mother’s Day on May 12th. Stay tuned to learn more about how you can help!

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of our newsletter, Transformations.

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